Yugnes Susela recently opened The Elephant Room, a new cocktail joint located right above the famed Burnt Ends. Drawing clear inspiration from Native for its storytelling, menu structure and mixing techniques, the core concept of The Elephant Room is distinct and unique: the theme here is focused on the representation of Indian heritage, with all ingredients being sourced from Little India and the exclusive use of Indian traditional spirits for the cocktails.
Getaway Guide: Must Eat and Drink in Singapore
With its myriad of dining options, Singapore can be tricky to navigate. From breath-taking panoramic sky bars and fine dining restaurants, all the way to local cheap eats and some of the best cocktail bars in the world, here’s a curated mini-guide to bookmark for your next foodie getaway.
Operation Dagger: The Wine Drink that Stole My Cold Wine Snob Heart
With its offering of innovative culinary concoctions made of micro herbs, vinegars, fermented produce, as well as a mix of cooking techniques, Luke Whearty’s Operation Dagger in Singapore has been at the forefront of Asia’s bar industry for the past few years, appearing on the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists year after year.
Native by Vijay Mudaliar: Saving the World One Drink at a Time
For Singapore Cocktail Festival and Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards I visited one of the most forward-thinking bars in the world, and had a chance to taste all of Vijay Mudaliar’s creations.
DMBA 2018 – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody
DRiNK Magazine has been bringing the best of Asia’s beverage industry together for the past few years, creating an incredible educational and entertainment program of pop-ups from the world’s best bars in Shanghai. They’ve given our local cocktail connoisseurs and aficionados the great chance of exploring the world of drinks, all in the comfort of…
Creative Japanese Food with a Hint of Germany at UMI, Taikoo Hui
[This venue has since been closed and substituted with yet another hot pot restaurant] Taikoo Hui has been positioning itself as a fine dining mall nestling various high-end restaurant concepts that aim at satisfying the palates of Shanghai’s most discerning diners. UMI Restaurant & Terrace is the latest addition to Taikoo Hui, offering a German-influenced Japanese…
Take a Peek at New Boutique Hotel, The Shanghai EDITION
Highly anticipated and hyped new boutique hotel The Shanghai EDITION, is now open on Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Lu, a stone’s throw from The Bund. Obviously I had to go take a look, and was lucky enough to receive a complete tour by Eddy Ding, the affable Signature Restaurant and Bar Lounge General Manager….
Food with Character in a Stylish Ambiance: Blackbird Nails It!
OHA Design, the design and architecture firm behind OHA Eatery and Bar No. 3, is bringing Blackbird back to life at new lifestyle hub Columbia Circle. As you enter and walk deeper into the Changning commercial complex, you’ll soon notice a stunning glass building. Designed by acclaimed Dutch architect and Harvard professor Rem Koolhaas, Blackbird’s…
Tested and Re-Tested: Canton Table Wins the Cantonese Food Game.
Canton Table is the latest addition to the Three on the Bund family, and what I consider one of my favorite restaurant openings in the past (too many) months. It’s so good after the invited tasting I had to immediately go back with friends, and I’m looking forward to my next visit already. The vast…
Re-defining Mall Dining: Oriental House
If you’re part of the Shanghai F&B industry or affiliated to it or even just a foodie, you will have noticed that many great restaurants are being pushed to move into malls and commercial complexes. It’s a government-led effort to make Shanghai cleaner and safer (?), with street-front businesses being shut down or losing their…
New Menu at The Nest: Brunch Lovers Rejoice!
Shanghai brunch culture is getting stronger and stronger. Every week, on Friday afternoon, many WeChat groups start debating on what’s the latest best brunch in town. Several venues are currently competing to get a portion of this lucrative market share with more or less attractive brunch menus and set deals.
OH.MY.BURGER, Camera Eats First!
[This venue has since closed and not planning to re-open any time soon] Burger joint OH.MY.BURGER was the first one to bring “instagrammable” burgers into Shanghai when they opened six months ago featuring the Ramen Burger on their menu. Being an avid food video consumer on Facebook, I had already heard and seen everything about…